Lyme Disease is one of the most common diseases transmitted by an insect bite in the United States. After a tick attaches itself to you, it can take up to 24-36 hours for the tick to infect the body with Lyme disease. Once infected, people will usually start having flu-like symptoms such as headaches, fevers, fatigue, and a bulls-eye rash. If this goes untreated the symptoms can worsen into joint swelling and stiffness, facial palsy, severe headaches, and neck pain. In the U.S. alone, about 476,000 people are affected annually by Lyme disease.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent or protect against Lyme. RCR is currently conducting a vaccine study to help prevent Lyme disease. This study will last approximately 3 years with 7 visits to our RCR office and 1 telephone call.
Study-related care is available to participants at no cost and health insurance is not required nor needed. Compensation for time and travel is available for up to $1,090 to those who qualify.
- 5 years or older
- Regularly spends time outdoors (walking the dog, hiking, gardening, etc.)
- Generally in good health
- No known tick bite within the last 4 weeks
- *Other conditions may apply